International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2018, Vol. 4 Issue 1, Part E
Idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia: A study of 72 cases
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Shahid Farooq, Dr. Ajaz Shah and Dr. Rizwan Hamid
To evaluate the retrospective data of the patients diagnosed with idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia
Methods: The retrospective data of 72 patients with typical idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia regarding age of onset, gender, site of involvement, clinical presentations and treatment received during three years of the follow up was collected and analyzed.
Results: In the present retrospective study, the mean age was 54.9 years; female to male ratio was 2.13:1; 62.5% suffered trigeminal neuralgic pain on the right side. Carbamazepine was found to be highly effective in 60.8% of the cases on long-term basis with maintenance doses.
Conclusions: Carbamazepine was found to be highly effective in trigeminal neuralgia. Other treatment modality includes add-on of gabapentin, neurolytic alcohol blocs and peripheral surgical intervention in more refractory cases. Only limited cases needed further neurological consideration.
Pages: 282-285 | 570 Views 8 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Shahid Farooq, Dr. Ajaz Shah and Dr. Rizwan Hamid. Idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia: A study of 72 cases. International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences. 2018; 4(1): 282-285.